August, 2021

The prominent issues telehealth must tackle when the pandemic passes

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At the start of the pandemic, emergency declarations and insurer policies encouraged the shift to telehealth. Telehealth usage has skyrocketed, often leading patients to grow accustomed to relying on virtual care for its convenience and cost-efficiency. Now, as states across the U.S.

It Has Technology And Stuff – Are We Done Saying Digital Health Yet?

Digital Health

For ages I’ve been saying that the term “digital health” should be retired – that it is a bit of a lazy term that evolved around 10-12 years ago at a time when technology and healthcare rarely appeared in the same zip code, much less in the same enterprise. At that time, it was surprising […].

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How to recover from a bad electronic health records implementation

KevinMD

Is your health care organization reeling from a bad EHR implementation? There have been rumblings from hospital leadership and congressional committees about the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals’ implementation of the Cerner Corporation electronic health record (EHR) replacing the VistA EHR.

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IoT and The Rise of the Machines in Healthcare

Health Populi

As connected devices proliferate within health care enterprises and across the health care ecosystem, cybersecurity risks abound.

Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

IRS Releases Further Guidance on COBRA Continuation Coverage

ACA Times

The IRS recently issued a notice that further clarifies the usage of Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) coverage as amended via the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

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Independent pharmacists sound the alarm on Surescripts, GoodRx partnership

Mobi Health News

The pharmacists argue the partnership will hurt independent pharmacies and hides the real issues behind high drug costs

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Comment on Are We Over Connected Yet? by Sarah

Medical Connectivity

Security is of utmost importance not only for medical devices but for health data. Billing solutions also need ultimate security that MediFusion takes care of while managing the medical billing of the clients. MediFusion offers claims and denial management, billing processes, and more.

The pancreas of the future?

KevinMD

Hidden in the epigastric region of the abdomen concealed by a curtain of peritoneum is a moody, often forgettable little organ. Of course, the term organ is a somewhat generous description for this rather overqualified gland.

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Can the U.S. Improve Health System Performance with Digital Health Tools? Pondering A Big Question for #HIMSS21

Health Populi

Simply put, is the equation, “Spend more, get less” a sustainable business model? Of course not. But that’s the simple math on U.S.

2022 Guide to Improved Patient Outcomes: AI-Powered Remote Monitoring and Increasing Revenue for Your Practice

Speaker: Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S., Consulting Head of Medical, 100Plus | Mike Wurm, Director of Product and Strategy, 100Plus | Daniel Gasparini, Director of Sales | Nadia Ziyadeh-Hammad, LVN, RPM Coordinator, Greenville Healthcare Associates

2022 brings new healthcare challenges. With the rising need for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and new COVID-19 variants increasing that need, 100Plus continues to reduce patient, clinician, and health care system barriers to RPM use.

Health Carriers Are Benefiting From The ACA

ACA Times

Several health carriers are experiencing growth because of the recent Affordable Care Act advancements. Most notably is CVS Health Corp. and its affiliated health insurance business, Aetna.

Books Worth Reading: “The Power of One: Sister Anne Brooks and The Tutwiler Clinic”

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. If you work in healthcare, you need to read this book. It is well worth your time and shows quite effectively how one person can create and cause change that can ripple through an industry. […].

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Why femtech needs to move past reproductive healthcare

Mobi Health News

Women face a lack of digital health options for menopause and senior care

Use My Network on Clocktree for clinical supervision or referrals

Clocktree

Clocktree offers a FREE solution for clinical supervision and professional consultations. The My Network section of Clocktree allows providers who aren’t necessarily part of the same practice to meet via secure video and exchange documents, video or audio clips, session notes or messages. The time spent consulting with another professional via My Network does not count against the video hours your practice pays for.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Powered by AI Leads to Improved Health Metrics for Senior Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring provides measurable improvements in patient health outcomes across treated conditions, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. These quantitative patient outcomes provide credible data on patient progression and practitioner performance.

From electric fish to smart device EHRs: the mind-blowing evolution of health care technology

KevinMD

Fun fact: The first recorded use of electric stimulation to ease pain was in … get ready … CE 46! That’s right, nearly 2,000 years ago, ancient Roman writer Scribonius Largus described the use of torpedo fish, aquatic animals capable of electrical discharge, to heal.

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Health Disparities in America: JAMA Talks Structural Racism in U.S. Health Care

Health Populi

“Racial and ethnic inequities in the US health care system have been unremitting since the beginning of the country.

CMS Proposed Rule to Provide Greater Access to ACA Coverage

ACA Times

The Biden administration is yet again making strides to bolster the Affordable Care Act. This time, it’s through a proposed rule that aims to strengthen the ACA’s federal and state health exchanges.

5 Degrees For A Career In Speech and Hearing Disorders

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Approximately 15% of people in North America have some type of communication and hearing disorder.

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Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

Contributed: How tech-driven tools can change senior care

Mobi Health News

Public feedback reveals innovations and market opportunities for improved chronic disease care management in the older adult patient population

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Zoom's head of healthcare talks the future of telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth continues to be a priority for the healthcare industry. It has proven itself throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Recent Zoom research found that in the U.S.,

Google and Apple Both Scaling Back Healthcare Efforts

Healthcare IT Today

Looks like Google and Apple have both run into the proverbial healthcare wall that so many have faced. In fact, in Google’s case, we can say that they’ve ran into this wall…again.

Prescription Drugs in the Pandemic, Year 2: Pricing Rx and Going Direct-to-Consumer

Health Populi

There is one health care public policy issue that unites U.S. voters across political party: that is the consumer-facing costs of prescription drugs.

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

Recapping The ACA’s Special Enrollment Period

ACA Times

August 15 was the deadline for Biden’s federal special enrollment period. Preliminary data finds over 2.5 million Americans opted to receive healthcare coverage. Of the 2.5 million, 1.8

10 OTC For Emergencies and First Aid

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Over-the-counter refers to the medications available to you without the doctor’s prescription and can be bought without hesitation.

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Plano eye wellness app comes to Huawei phones, wearables

Mobi Health News

Huawei and Plano have teamed up to address the global concern on myopia

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Telehealth may not engender strong consumer loyalty, study shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A new analysis suggests that downstream capture from telehealth as a "digital front door" does not suggest strong consumer loyalty.

Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.

Featured Health IT Job: Zus Health Product Manager

Healthcare IT Today

We like to regularly feature a healthcare IT job that might be of interest to readers. Today, we’re featuring the Product Manager position that was recently posted on Healthcare IT Central. This position was posted by Zus Health and is a remote position.

Doctors’ Offices Morph into Bill Collectors As Patients Face Growing Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Health Populi

In the U.S., patients have assumed the role of health care payors with growing co-payments, coinsurance amounts, and deductibles pushing peoples’ out-of-pocket costs up.

It’s Time to Acknowledge the Invisible Caregivers Among Us

Society for Participatory Medicine

I received an uncharacteristically anxious text from my friend Aileen: “I am having an emergency with my Mom. Please call ASAP.” When I last talked to Aileen, her mother’s dementia had been worsening slowly. A little more confusion, a stovetop left burning after cooking a meal.